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Ordicia parish
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Basic data
Autonomous Community : Basque Country
Province : Gipuzkoa
Coordinates 43 ° 3 ′  N , 2 ° 11 ′  W Coordinates: 43 ° 3 ′  N , 2 ° 11 ′  W
Height : 150  msnm
Area : 5.65 km²
Residents : 10,394 (Jan 1, 2019)
Population density : 1,839.65 inhabitants / km²
Founding: 1256
Postal code : 20240
Municipality number  ( INE ): 20076
Mayor : José Miguel Santamaría Ezeiza ( EAJ-PNV )
Website : www.ordizia.eus

Ordizia ( Spanish Ordicia , previously also Villafranca de Oria , Villafranca de Ordicia and Villafranca ) is a municipality in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country in Spain .


Ordizia is a municipality in the southern part of Gipuzkoa and in the upper third of the Oria River . The core of the municipality is in the river valley on the left side of the river. Ordizia is enclosed by the hills Odetagoena (729 m) and Oiangu (328 m). The river Oria flows from south to north through Ordizia with some side branches ( Mariaratz in the west and San Juan (river) in the east).

The subsoil in the valley is mainly alluvial sediment. The soil becomes more loamy towards the mountains.

Due to the humid climate and frequent rain, there is a rich fauna of deciduous trees, such as B. oak, chestnut and beech.


The place was founded in 1256 when the King of Castile Alfonso X the Wise ordered the establishment of the town of Ordicia. A few years later, in 1268, King Alfonso X gave the village the title of small town and thus the right to be independent of Vitoria-Gasteiz, to rename the place Villafranca and to apply the law itself.

Later both names were used, Villafranca and Ordicia, although the name Ordicia remained popular, especially in the Basque language. In 1916 Villafranca was renamed Villafranca de Oria to distinguish the place from other places called Villafranca in Spain. The name Villafranca de Oria was never very popular, so that in 1970 "Villafranca de Ordicia" was chosen as the name that united the two original names.

Finally, on January 4, 1982, the Ministry of Local Government announced that as of January 20, 1982 the official name would be Ordizia, reflecting the Basque name in modern spelling.


Ordizia owns a successful rugby team, Ordizia RE , which plays in the División de Honor . She won the Copa del Rey twice .

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  1. Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).
  2. General data on Ordicia
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